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Jan. 16, 2012
Jan. 16, 2012

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Jan. 16, 2012

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GOLF PLUS
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
NFL PLAYOFFS: AFC
NFL PLAYOFFS: NFC
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
POP HERRING
POINT AFTER
Departments

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This is an article from the Jan. 16, 2012 issue

Tiger Woods

FOR THE ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP

"[With the new shoe] I have more ground contact, and when that happens, I don't need the metal spikes anymore."

1. DRIVER

Nike

VR Pro Tour (8.5°)

nikegolf.com

SHAFT: Graphite Design

AD DI (X flex)

gdintl.com

2. FAIRWAY METALS

Nike

VR Pro Limited Edition (15° and 19°)

SHAFTS: Mitsubishi

Diamana BB (X flex)

mitsubishirayongolf.com

3. IRONS

Nike

VR Pro Blade (three through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

truetemper.com

4. WEDGES

Nike

VR Pro (56° and 60°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S400

5. PUTTER

Nike

Method 001

6. BALL

Nike

One Tour D

7. SHOES

Nike

Free-inspired TW prototype

Grips

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

HEAD GAMES

Callaway arrived late to the adjustable driver category, but its Razr Fit brings innovation

WHEN CALLAWAY engineers first looked at adjustable heads for drivers, they liked the idea but didn't see how it could be done without giving up some accuracy and distance. The mechanics of the system added weight where it wasn't wanted, throwing off balance and causing a potential loss of speed. It took a few years, but Callaway finally found a way to make an adjustable head that performed to the company's expectations. The goals were achieved by using a proprietary forged composite to save grams in the body, which offsets the weight of the mechanical system.

The mass of the mounts for the adjustable weights is offset elsewhere in the head.

A more aerodynamic head design with a smaller face and rounded edges increases speed.

The hosel adjusts without turning the shaft, so it's possible to use a nonround shaft. Fewer settings also make the club less complex than others.

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TWO PHOTOSKOHJIRO KINNO (BAG AND BALL)PHOTOROBERT BECK (WOODS)PHOTOCOURTESY OF NIKE (SHOE)PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY (RAZR FIT)THREE ILLUSTRATIONS